The Best Air Conditioning Solution for your Space: Central Air vs The Rest

If you’re tired of sweltering and melting in your own home, join the club. Air conditioners are one of the country’s most in-demand major appliances right now. But which type of air conditioning is the most appropriate for your house? Central AC is awesome, but is it the right choice for you at this time? You’ve probably heard a lot about heat pumps — are they really more efficient than the other styles [...]

2022-09-14T10:19:18-05:00September 14th, 2022|Home Tips|

Summer Home Maintenance 101

What comes to mind when you think of summer in the Windy City? Warm weather? Trees swaying in the breeze? Going for a long walk on a peaceful evening? Enjoying a day at Wrigley Field, or listening to the tunes at Ravinia? As the days get warmer and longer and we move further away from the harsh winter months, it’s important to remember that taking on some common summer maintenance tasks can help [...]

2022-07-22T11:50:03-05:00July 22nd, 2022|Home Tips|

Home Buying Nightmares: Can A Home Inspection Save You?

Buying or selling your home can be scary — but it doesn’t have to be. Imagine purchasing a house, thinking everything is fine, and then finding out days or months later that your home needs thousands of dollars of repairs. In order to prevent any expensive, unwanted surprises in your new home, it's crucial to choose a highly qualified home inspector who knows how to uncover these dreadful home inspection nightmares before it’s [...]

2022-05-31T10:49:00-05:00April 19th, 2022|Home Tips|

The Importance of a Home Inspection in a Seller’s Market

Have you been following any news or updates about the Chicagoland real estate market? If you’re interested in buying or selling a home anytime in the near future, you’ve probably had your eyes glued to market updates and news stories. And you’re probably seeing one trend pop up again and again, no matter where you look — buyers are getting competitive, available inventory is tight, and we are firmly in a seller’s market.  [...]

2021-07-07T14:39:10-05:00July 12th, 2021|Home Tips|

Moving from the City to the Suburbs: How a Home Inspector Can Help

The pandemic has caused millions of people here in the Chicago area and around the country to reflect on how they live — and, just as importantly, where they would like to live next. If you’re among the large group considering a move from the city to the suburbs, it’s important to remember to make a home inspector part of your team. A professional home inspection is one of the best ways to [...]

2021-06-14T15:50:50-05:00June 14th, 2021|Home Tips|

How to Read a Home Inspector’s Report

For most of us, the purchase of a home will be one of the largest financial investments we ever make. When considering what home to buy, it’s important to keep many different factors in mind — the lifestyle you want to live, the proximity to schools and businesses, the location of the neighborhood, the size and style of the property, and so on. One of the most important things to factor in is [...]

2021-05-04T16:57:32-05:00May 10th, 2021|Home Tips|

The Importance of a Home Inspection After a Virtual Home Tour

It goes without saying that COVID has changed the world — and that includes the world of real estate transactions. For buyers and sellers here in Chicago and around the country, pandemic restrictions changed how people did their research, looked at properties, and completed transactions. One of the biggest trends to emerge in 2020 was the explosion of popularity for virtual home tours.  Many signs indicate that virtual tours will remain popular, even [...]

2021-04-02T14:36:51-05:00April 5th, 2021|Home Tips|

The Value of a Spring Home Inspection

There’s nothing quite like springtime in Chicago. The air is crisp and warm, the sun is shining, and the city comes to life after hunkering down for the long, dark winter.  And as our area transitions from winter to spring, the real estate market typically heats up right alongside it — with buyers entering the market, and sellers getting ready to put their homes up for sale.  Whether your real estate goals are [...]

2021-03-03T16:55:41-06:00March 8th, 2021|Home Tips|

What Questions Should You Ask Your Home Inspector?

Getting ready for a home inspection here in Chicago? You’re sure to have questions — and that’s a good thing! After all, your inspector is there to be your resource and guide.  A certified and experienced home inspector can offer some great insights about many of the questions that you’re likely to have about a property; they can also help answer any questions you have about the home inspection process as a whole, [...]

2021-01-04T10:08:42-06:00January 11th, 2021|Home Tips|
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